If you are a physician or scientist interested in learning more about dermatology and benefiting from the programs of the Dermatological Society of New Jersey, click here for a membership application. If you are an Society member, and you are interested in serving on the Executive Council or on a committee, please contact our Administrator Mary Malason, 208 White Horse Pike #10, Barrington, NJ 08007, Telephone: 856-546-5600, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you represent a dermatology training program and would like to be considered as a site for a future meeting, please contact our administrator Mary Malason, 208 White Horse Pike #10, Barrington, NJ 08007, Telephone: 856-546-5600, E-mail: admin-Mary@njderm.org .
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ABOUT THE DSNJ
The Dermatological Society of New Jersey, founded in 1935, provides members with educational opportunities; awareness of advocacy and economic issues directly impacting the practice of dermatology and dermatological surgery, and many opportunities for professional networking while being committed to providing the best patient care.
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This website has been developed to facilitate communication and sharing of vital medical information. Our members will find a collection of communication tools and links to a wealth of medical and other relevant information sources. Our community will benefit from information about area dermatologist, timely health care announcements, medical information web links and much more. The Dermatological Society of New Jersey's objective for this website is to provide a social hub for dermatology and the closely associated fields of dermatologic surgery dermatopathology and immuno-dermatology.
Our new website offers a new online social networking community that makes it easier for members to connect, share best practices, and learn from each other. Designed and developed by the Academy exclusively for its members, the new website functions as a secure physician community facilitating contact between experts and peers alike. It helps connect physicians with their colleagues across the state, facilitates the sharing of best practices, and fosters a deeper sense of professional affiliation.
New Jersey Legislative Update for January 2012
COSMETIC TAX PASSES BOTH HOUSES AND IS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR
Bill: / S1988 ScaAa (2R) / A3646 Aca (1R)
Sponsors: Sarlo (D36); Kyrillos (R13); Johnson (D37); Singleton (D7); Moriarty (D4) +15
Summary: Phases out cosmetic medical procedure gross receipts tax.
Related: 2010:A2841; 2010:A3646
History: 01/09/2012—Substituted for A‑3646 (1R). Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson). Emergency resolution 76‑0‑0 (Johnson). Passed in Assembly 76‑0‑0. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 33‑2.
PLEASE CONTACT THE GOVERNOR ASKING HIM TO SIGN THIS LEGISLATION INTO LAW.
New Jersey: Cosmetic Surgery Tax Repeal Signed by Gov. Christie
Earlier today, Gov. Christie signed into law S 1988, a repeal of the state’s tax on cosmetic surgery. On January 9, the New Jersey State Legislature passed the bill which will roll back the existing 6 percent tax on cosmetic surgery such that the tax rate on these procedures would go down to 4 percent July 1, 2012; then to 2 percent after July 1, 2013, and 0 percent in July 2014. The ASDSA has worked for years with the Stop Medical Taxes Coalition to repeal this tax and oppose similar taxes. New Jersey is the first state to repeal a cosmetic surgery tax and until last year was the only state with such a tax on the books. Now that the legislation is signed into law, Connecticut is the only state in the country with a tax on cosmetic medical procedures.
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